Cover image for lecture: Antidepressants in Older Adults

Lecture Overview

Antidepressant medicines are one of our most commonly prescribed medicines. In older adults, we must be aware of the possibility of profound side effects that are particularly potent to this vulnerable group. This session will highlight the issues surrounding the prescription of antidepressants.


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Louis Roller

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.




49 Total Rating(s)

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Dona Maria Jose
23 May 2019

very informative

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Barbara Clare Affleck
22 May 2019

an Intensive update

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Wilma Barnes
20 May 2019

Good session. Learnt a lot

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grazia Prochilo
15 May 2019

This was a great course, to the point, with some up to date information and statistic that i was unaware of.

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John Yenubari
13 May 2019


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Julieta Santos Ibanez
12 May 2019

Very informative specially with the side effects of antidepressant medication.

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Lorraine Leafe
12 May 2019

very informative.

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Sam Hin Chai
12 May 2019

Great course!

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Elaine Dy
12 May 2019


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Jonette Hazel Marie Urbino
11 May 2019

Very insightful.